I applied for a position which was orginally full time, yet the only way to get the job was to go for the part time position. I signed up for part time but as it stands I am not even getting 20 hours a week is this allowed?
Yes, it is allowed. You don't have to accept work on these terms, but the employer is allowed to hire you part-time if you are willing.
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